Naming of purebred chickens by breeder

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by CityGirlintheCountry, May 3, 2009.

  1. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    I know show dogs are named with some combination of the breeder's name. Is the same true of chickens? Do they get "fancy" names?
     
  2. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Do you mean like "Dot's Spotted Pride" or something??

    If so...only for sentimental reasons! [​IMG]

    Unless you mean an actual lineage. For example, "Maria Hall's Jersey Giants" or "Forrest Beauford Langshans" or "Jim Sallee Minorcas".
     
  3. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Yeah, I think that's what I mean. [​IMG]

    When you are showing your birds do you list out their lineage? I just hatched out two ameraucanas from eggs I purchased from a breeder off the amerucanas breeders list. Do I need to acknowledge them when naming the babies and doing paperwork? I'll make notes for myself of course, but when selling their offspring how do I indicate their past? Seems like I would, but I don't know the correct protocol.
     
  4. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well there isn't any place at shows for the bird's names. Not on the coop card or entry form or anything, because most breeders don't name their birds (it's hard when you have hundreds of birds!)
     
  5. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Define "paperwork". We don't need to register our birds and we don't need to put names of our birds on entries for poultry shows.

    Mainly...you keep the names of the breeders for your own reference so that you know which lines are pure, which lines have been crossed and which lines have died out in your flock.

    The only past the show wants to know is disease history (Pollorum typhoid generally).
     
  6. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Clearly I've never been to a show. [​IMG]
    (This is the first round of purebred chickens I've had. My original chicks are hatchery mutts.)

    I guess by paperwork I just mean the records I'm keeping. That makes sense.

    Thanks for the help!
     

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